Jenny Turner, 18 February 2021
Show More A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler by Lynell George.
Angel City, 176 pp., $30, November 2020, 978 1 62640 063 4Show More
‘Kindred’, Fledgling’, Collected Stories’ by Octavia E. Butler, edited by Gerry Canavan and Nisi Shawl.
Library of America, 790 pp., $31.50, January, 978 1 59853 675 1Show More
“... the world outside it continues to go to hell. Lauren Oya Olamina, the visionary heroine of Octavia Butler’s Parable books, lived until she was 18 in a gated neighbourhood in Robledo, southern California, with her clever father, a Baptist preacher, and resourceful stepmother, who kept a garden with peppers, tomatoes, squashes, carrots, lettuce and ...”